To be there in spring, when the gardens are starting to flower, lovers are kissing on the Pont Neuf and the Bateau Mouche is slowly moving on the Seine.
Ah! Paris !
The smell of cafe and warm croissants as you walk early in the morning on your way to Les Puces.
The museums everywhere, the history, the age of this city! To cross a bridge that Napoleon on his horse once crossed, to climb the stairs of Notre-Dame and feel in your bones that time gone by...
Its people, its fashion, its charm!
The last time I was in the city, I went to visit the Eiffel Tower as I always do everytime I travel there. On my way I saw a tiny dainty French woman dressed in pink, cute as a button with her beret and her big bag of flowers and on a red leash she had a pink poodle. She was just perfect! I kept this image in my mind and decided today to paint it.
Paris Girl & Poodle is available on eBay and in my Etsy store as well, if you decide you want it now.
We are right in the middle of winter. Which means one half is already over...
But I like winter ... Especially on days like today when the sun is bright and yellow, the sky is blue and the ton of snow looks like whipped cream. It is warm and cozy inside, I keep the fire roaring all day long and it is so much easier to spend long days in the studio in comparison of doing it in summer. I concentrate better on painting. I go outside to take long brisk walks with the dogs and return to the paint brushes totally invigorated. I do not feel lazy like I do in summer ... Winter is work season! But I do like the cats do, when the sun shines through the windows, I simply stay still, close my eyes and feel the vibes of spring soon coming ...